Jason M.. Lewis 186th (2009 - 2010) Senator
|H.458||HD3399||Relative to foundation budget education funding for public schools|
|H.633||HD3129||(by vote of the town) relative to the form of government in the town of Stoneham|
|H.1905||HD4421||(by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Winchester be authorized to issue five additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to certain restaurants|
|H.1906||HD4422||(by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Winchester be authorized to issue four additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises to certain restaurants|
|H.4259||HD94259||Authorizing the town of Winchester to issue 5 licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises for restaurants containing 70 or more seats|
|H.4563||HD4874||Relative to the reorganization of the Zoological Corporation Board|
|HD858||Relative to Proposition two and one-half underride questions|
|S.90||SD991||For legislation relative to community preservation|
|S.289||SD962||For legislation relative to establishing a Chapter 70 equalization fund|
|H.605||HD4249||That the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites|
|H.757||HD3093||For legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals|
|S.925||SD255||For legislation to improve safety in the commonwealth|
|H.1232||HD1191||For legislation to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from evictions|
|S.1415||SD1588||For legislation relative to lobbyist reform.|
|S.1569||SD186||For legislation relative to strengthening family relationships through responsible shared parenting|
|S.1687||SD389||For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes|
|H.1728||HD431||Relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes|
|H.1815||HD1726||For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth|
|H.2127||HD852||For legislation to establish a health care trust for the preservation of the health care system of the Commonwealth|
|H.2717||HD3007||Relative to establishing an organ donation registration fund|
|H.2972||HD3716||That the Secretary for Administration and Finance establish a searchable budget database website that includes revenue, expenditure and funding information|
|H.3005||HD1296||Relative to promoting international trade with nations taking action to abolish genocide|
|H.3434||HD1266||Relative to the teaching of health education in schools|
|H.3515||HD1314||Relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called|
|H.4528||HD4873||Relative to prohibiting the electronic transmission of harmful material to minors|
|H.4529||HD4871||Relative to defining the dissemination of obscene material|
|H.4857||HD5101||Relative to corporate campaign contributions|
State Senator Jason Lewis proudly represents the people of the 5th Middlesex District of Massachusetts, which includes the cities and towns of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and parts of Winchester. He has been a leader in shaping public policy on a range of issues important to his district, region and the state, including healthcare, education, and economic opportunity for all.
Senator Lewis was elected to the State Senate in 2014 following five years serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health and the Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy. He also co-founded and co-Chairs the legislature’s Prevention for Health Caucus.
Senator Lewis has led efforts in the state legislature to contain healthcare costs and reduce rates of preventable chronic diseases by focusing on prevention and wellness. He has championed reforms to the state’s education financing system in order to ensure that all children have access to a high quality education and a bright future. And he has been a strong advocate for increasing economic opportunity and fairness for poor and working families.
Senator Lewis was born in South Africa and came to the United States with his family when he was twelve years old. His experience growing up in a segregated society -- as South Africa was under the racist apartheid system at the time -- grounded him with a deep sense of social and economic justice, and he has been outspoken on issues of racial, gender, and LGBTQ equality his entire life.
Senator Lewis attended public schools and with the help of merit scholarships graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Economics. He also earned a MBA degree from Harvard University.
Prior to entering public service, Senator Lewis had a long track record of accomplishment in the private sector, having helped build two successful software companies. He began his career with McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. He held a number of senior management roles with RSA Security, a Bedford-based software company that is now part of EMC, and later was the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Endeca Technologies, a venture capital-backed software company in Cambridge that is now owned by Oracle.
Senator Lewis and his wife, Susan, live in Winchester where they are raising their two daughters, Sophie and Jessie, who attend the Winchester public schools. Susan is a middle school science teacher and also serves on the Board of the Winchester Multicultural Network.
Senator Lewis serves on the Board of Advisors of South Africa Partners. He is an elected member of Winchester Town Meeting. He previously served on the Winchester Finance Committee, the Winchester Master Plan Steering Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Winchester Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Education & Public Service
- Harvard University, B.A. 1990, M.B.A. 1995
- Massachusetts Senate (2014-present)
- Massachusetts House of Representatives (2008-2014)
- Winchester Democratic Town Committee
- Winchester Finance Committee (2007-2010)